Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate in Residence in the Department of Religion, has been interviewed by several media outlets recently to discuss her work on a commission established by Pope Francis in 2016 to study the question of women deacons.
Recent media appearances include:
Illinois Public Radio on November 30:
NBC Connecticut on November 13:
The San Diego Union Tribune on November 3
Dr. Zagano, who is widely published on the subject of women deacons, is the only American and one of six women to serve on the Vatican commission. Her books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church. She is also a Fulbright scholar and the 2014 recipient of the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice.